Mechanic's Foul-Weather Waistcoat

Our men's knit cotton waistcoat is as warm as it is handsome.


Our best-selling sweater is now available in an equally warm waistcoat knit from pure cotton and lined with soft, warm French-rib Signature Softest® Sweatshirt material. Rib-knit trim at arm openings and waist; durable faux-suede trim. Two exterior pockets. Two-way front zip closure. 100% cotton. Washable.
Sizes: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).


Overall: 4.7/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 269 reviews

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260 of 269 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Great Vest to have in wardrobe - 3/12/2014
    By: from Hermitage, TN

    The vest is everything as described on the website. The liner inside makes it comfortable in colder weather. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

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    Exactly as expected - 3/4/2014
    By: from Lynnfield,MA

    Just like I pictured it. Heavy knit, nice liner, wore it on a decent feb day downtown Boston,and was quite comfortable. Sharp looking.

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    Grandfather-Grandson Gift - 2/24/2014
    By: from Tifton, Ga.

    I ordered this vest for my husband because he showed it to me in the catalog because he liked it. When he wore it on Thanksgiving my 16 year old grandson told me later that he really liked what Grandaddy was wearing. After mentioning it another time I decided to order him one too. I never dreamed he would want to wear something like his Grandaddy so this is an item that is great for all ages.

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    Outstanding choice! - 2/21/2014
    By: from Copake, NY

    This vest has great style. It is extremely well made and has great quality. Also, it is very warm - ideal for winter, fall and spring weather.

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    Vroom Vroom Vest! - 2/20/2014
    By: from Memphis, TN
    Top 250 Contributor

    This vest appealed to me not only because it is Orvis but the windproof lining it offered. Substantial fabric that is not too heavy but ideal for those 50°/60° days with a sweater underneath.

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    Great all-around vest!! - 2/13/2014
    By: from North Texas

    Great sweater. Very heavy though in weight but I like it because of the great warmth it provides. A little "full" in the mid section.

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    Repeat Order - 2/12/2014
    By: from Small town, Montana

    My husband was very happy with the first Foul Weather Vest that he happy, in fact, that we purchased a second one recently. He is 77 years old and I think that he looks darn handsome in these vests!

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    Mechanics Vest - 2/12/2014
    By: from Vancouver, Washington

    This was my first purchase from Orvis and can't be more pleased. The quality of this vest is very good. It is thick and warm. The heavy weave looks and feels great. I have worn a turtle neck under it and keeps me warm in the Pacific NW. I will order more stuff in the future based on this initial purchase.

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